Anthony Dinoto's family has owned businesses on Parsons Street since the 1970s. The mechanic next door is still his family's business, and Dinoto worked there up until he launched Bonehead with Travis Nott in February 2018.
Bonehead serves four core-range beers at its bar: Half-Wit Hefeweizen; Mum's Pilsner; Sweet Pea Dark Lager; and Prickled Pink, which is the Half-Wit fermented with prickly pears.
Mum's Pilsner is a light, easy-drinking throwback to the first beer Nott brewed using the homebrew kit his mum bought him. Sweet Pea is named after his dog.
Prickled Pink is a nod to Dinotto's childhood, when he ate prickly pears from his grandfather's backyard tree. The fruit has seeds like passionfruit, but with watermelon flavour. The resulting beer is refreshing, bright pink and has a melon-like flavour - it's the pick of the line-up, especially in warm weather. Bonehead also brews one-off small-batches.
The pub is relaxed and industrial, with high timber tables and stools, and concrete walls. Enter through the roller door and you'll see the stainless-steel brewhouse out back. The brewery's memorable artwork - pinned behind the bar, and wrapped around beer bottles - is by the owners' friend Diego Lara, a Brazilian artist and documentary maker.
The brewery doesn't offer food, but it encourages people to bring takeaway from neighbouring restaurants.
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